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ABC
Jan 13, 2013 7:00am PST
fights brewing in washington today. including gun control, the confirmation of chuck hagel at defense and the looming and unpleasant sequel to the fiscal cliff. here, the host of abc's "this week," george stephanopoulos who knows everything and can see the future too. george, let's talk about gun control. the vice president will submit his proposal for post-newtown gun control on tuesday we believe. it seems to be coalescing around cracking down on high-capacity magazines and also beefing up background checks on gun buyers. can the administration muscle those two things through? >> the white house also says they will continue to push the assault weapons ban but they know they won't get it through. lots of opposition to that. they do believe they can create a consensus particularly around this idea of background checks, universal background checks and the nra not backing down yet, though, which is also why the white house will look at executive orders they can act on on their own. tightening enforcement or gun laws. more data sharing for where sales are coming from and you see people l
ABC
Jan 17, 2013 7:00am PST
the world are watching this carefully trying to get information. martha rad das is with the u.s. defense secretary in itly. >>> but first, abc's brian ross is here with the latest breaking details. >> reporter: the british foreign aufszer tells abc news, in the last few hours, the algerian has launched an operation to free the hostages. eyewitness accounts describe a helicopter assault and number of fatalities of both hostages and terrorists. none of which can be confirmed by abc news. intelligence officials say the situation is tense. >> it is a very serious matter when americans are taken hostage, along with others. >> reporter: the terror strike came without warning wednesday morning, when an estimated 20 gunmen, first attacked a bus carrying workers, escorted by two cars carrying security teams. at least one worker was killed. then, the terrorists moved on to the compound, where they are now holed up with the american and other western hostages. intelligence officials believe this is the mastermind of the attack, mokhtar belmokhtar, a ruthless, rogue al qaeda leader, who also runs an
ABC
Jan 13, 2013 4:00am PST
's defense releasing this statement ""zero dark thirty" does not advocate torture. to not include that part of history would have been irresponsible and inaccurate." >> there are people who are very upset about it and there are people who can't understand why anyone is upset about it at all. we generally expect different things. >> reporter: it was directed by kathryn bigelow and it's long been plagued by controversy. during it congressional members did not like how much information was given to filmmakers. >> to my knowledge i never received any. >> reporter: throughout the opening weekend fans and stars alike were greeted by orange jumpsuited protesters. they're hoping they won't wipe them out come oscar night. >> it's causing people to take sides, media critics even the acting director of the cia weighing in. it's not hurting sales at the box office of t. it is on track to make $25 million this weekend. >> a lot of headlines. >>> all right, time for a check of the weather and back over to ginger zee. hey, ginger. >> good morning, on the east coast not only will record warmth be the story
ABC
Jan 17, 2013 1:40am PST
with the defense sec care, who is in italy, watching every move. >> reporter: secretary panetta says the u.s. will take all necessary steps to deal with this crisis. u.s. officials believing that as many as three americans are now being held but caution the numbers are fluid. it all began when 20 armed islamic militants, believed to be affiliated with al qaeda, approached a group of oil workers. the attackers were reportedly heavily armed, driving in three unmarked vehicles. the oil workers were on a bus, headed to a nearby airport. there was a fight. security forces for the workers battled back. when the smoke cleared, at least one foreign worker was dead. others wounded. the terrorists then headed to the compound where the gas refinery workers live. while it is unclear how many foreign workers they seized, sources say it could be as many as 15 to 20. along with the americans, there are british, norwegian, french, and japanese workers, too. the attackers claim this is retaliation for the french-led invasion in the african nation of mali. the french are trying to stop an al qaeda-linked gr
ABC
Jan 12, 2013 5:30pm PST
to protect multimillion-dollar citrus crops. >> we have a defense system set up for the cold. to try and protect whatever we can, but also, mainly to keep the field warm. >> reporter: at the beach in santa monica, tourists wondered what happened to the sunshine? >> we expected it to be a little bit warmer, but my mom just came back from san francisco a month ago, so she told me, it wasn't as hot as we could imagine. >> reporter: that cold now pushing east. storms slamming parts of utah with almost 4 feet of snow. >> it was really heavy. >> reporter: temperatures from montana to minnesota, never got above 0. for the broncos/ravens playoff game in denver, toe warmers and layers, all part of the game plan. >> two pair of socks, two pair of pants, believe it or not, i'm all in here. >> reporter: it may be hard to believe on a day like this, but the cold reality the planet is getting warmer thanks to climate change. 2012, the hottest day ever recorded in the u.s. meaning over the long term, more days like this. here in denver, temperatures are 30 degrees colder than average. the fans at t
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